London, South Kensington
7 July 2011
FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE MR. JILES BOON
After Pieter Bruegel the Elder (circa 1525-1569) attributed to Jan van Doetecum the Elder (active 1554 - circa 1600) and Lucas van Doetecum (active 1554 - d. before 1584)
Four Plates from: The Small Landscapes (New Holl. 119, 139, 154)
etchings, 1559, on laid paper, one with an indistinct watermark, very good impressions of the first state (of three), from the first edition, published by H. Cock, Antwerp, 1559-61 trimmed just outside the borderline, Holl. 154 trimmed to the borderline, in very good condition; with a copy after J. and L. van Doetecum, Country Village with Church and Bridge (cf. N. Holl. 126), with margins, good condition
S. 142 x 195 mm. (and smaller) (4)
Initial D (not in Lugt).
C. W. von Blücher (1755-1826), Brunswick (L. 2710) (both cf. N. Holl. 126).
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Traditionally considered to be after Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the series is now thought to be etched by the Doetecum brothers after the designs of an anonymous artist, known as the Master of the Small Landscapes.
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